Trippin Reviews

July 28, 2014
Intermittently funny and good-natured, Trippin' won't disappoint its target audience.
July 28, 2014
A disjointed, lowbrow comedy about a teen coping with his uncertain future through daydreams.
July 28, 2014
The messages, in other words, are mixed -- which makes them pretty much consistent with the perspective of a hormone-driven 17-year-old boy. Viewed in that context, Trippin' doesn't fall quite so far.
July 28, 2014
Swirl together a pious message movie, a silly high-school yuck-fest and a raunchy, booty-shaking comedy, and this picture is the infelicitous result.
July 28, 2014
As the credits roll into oblivion, James Thurber's ghost puts out his cigarette. There's another movie he could've written!
July 28, 2014
Some funny moments and the likeability of Richmond's character make it a tolerable way to pass time, despite the fact (aside from Richmond's fantasies) we've seen everything here many times before.
July 28, 2014
An after-school special posing as Booty Call, stumbling badly over its clunky message-movie scripting.
September 7, 2011
There are stray sparks of satiric wildness shooting out from this preachy teen message movie.
November 15, 2009
As formulaic as it sounds.
August 7, 2008
This recklessly constructed mix of social messages, sexual fantasies and street profanity certainly won't be accused of trying to preach to the choir.
June 19, 2008
The pliant-featured Richmond is an agreeable, comically adept lead.
May 14, 2003
The star's winning smile is the only redeeming quality of this atrocious, predictable teen comedy.
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April 25, 2003
November 6, 2002
The teen comedy 'Trippin' features a clever technique, but it's trapped inside a stock premise that was exhausted years ago. At best, it would make a nice pilot for a TV sitcom.
June 5, 2002
What might have been funny and endearing is instead just more self-inflicted negative stereotypes and marginalizing images.
April 3, 2002
March 24, 2002
A few of the daydream sequences are uproarious, but Trippin' tries to get real too late in the game.
February 14, 2001
If you want to see an entertaining black high school movie, rent House Party or Cooley High, both funny and intelligent takes on the subject. I'm sure they both took more than a week to write.
February 14, 2001
As it is, Trippin' is serviceable as an undemanding date movie.
January 1, 2000